A federal court jury has “ordered pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson to pay damages of $1.8 million in the case of an 82-year-old Minnesota man who sued over claims the antibiotic Levaquin caused him severe tendon injuries.” (Minneapolis AP, P. Condon, 12/8). The jury awarded the plaintiff $700,000 in compensatory damages, and $1.1 million in punitive damages.
The plaintiff, was prescribed Levaquin several years ago for treatment of bronchitis. However, after only a few days on the drug, he ruptured both of his Achilles tendons. Beginning in 2008, the Food and Drug Administration required Johnson & Johnson and makers of similar drugs to print warnings on the risk of tendon injuries.”
As a medical malpractice lawyer in Chicago, I applaud the jury for awarding the plaintiff the just compensation he deserves.
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